Kids


ABC launches ABC MEe channel and app

Australian pubcaster the ABC will launch its new kids TV and digital service, ABC Me, at the end of the week. The channel replaces ABC3, as previously announced, and targets 5-to-11s with local content and international kids fare. The ABC will launch a companion app at the same time as the channel on September 16. […]

Breakthrough brings in kids veteran for sales

Breakthrough has recruited Caroline Tyre and the seasoned Canadia kids TV exec for a new sales and acquisitions role. At the Canadian producer and distributor she be senior director, covering sales and acquisitions across Europe and parts of Asia. Tyre will report to Craig McGillivray, vice president, distribution, who rejoined Breakthrough last year. He said: […]

Imira adds sales exec

Spain-based kids producer and distributor Imira has hired Gulshan David to cover sales in Europe and North America. David was at Toonz Entertainment before joining Imira, overseeing its content sales business, including several titles coproduced with Imira. Toonz acquired Imira in late 2014 and David’s move sees him transfer to the latter. At Barcelona and […]

In-demand Top Tens: Euro toons (Sept 4-10, 2016)

Our latest in-demand data in association with Parrot Analytics comes ahead of Cartoon Forum in Toulouse this week. Our data, covering the major European animation-producing territories of the UK, France and Ireland, reveals it is family entertainment that is whetting viewers’ appetites. The chart covers the top American- and European-produced cartoons over the September 4-10 period. […]

Bejuba! raids BRB for sales chief

Canada’s Bejuba! Entertainment has hired BRB International sales veteran Emilie Pasquet to become its director of sales. Pasquet will be based in France, beginning her tenure at the children’s entertainment-focused distribution and production company at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse next month. The hire marks Bejuba!’s expansion into Europe. Pasquet in part replaces executive VP of […]

Sydney Sailboat docks at Hulu

US streaming service Hulu has taken exclusive US subscription on-demand rights to animated preschool series Sydney Sailboat. The deal with distributor Bejuba! Entertainment means Hulu will debut the 52x11mins series on September 26. The show was an ABC Kids commission, which airs on NBCUniversal-owned Sprout in the US. It comes from Essential Media and Entertainment, […]

Foothill CEO joins Genius Brands in sales rejig

Foothill Entertainment CEO Jo Kavanagh-Payne has joined LA-based Genius Brands International, though will also remain with the Santa Barbara-based distributor she created. Kavanagh-Payne has been named senior VP, global distribution at Andy Heyward’s kids and family company. She will support Stone Newman, who has been promoted to president, global consumer products, worldwide content sales and […]

ABC Commercial bags full Wiggles rights

The commercial arm of Australian pubcaster the ABC has taken full catalogue rights to programming, video music from children’s entertainment group The Wiggles. The agreement, described as a “multimillion dollar five-year license deal” hands ABC Commercial distribution rights to future releases and back catalogue content. Platform rights covered include CD, DVD, EST, TVOD, SVOD, mobile […]

Congé joins expanding Go-N

Marie Congé has joined French producer and distributor Go-N. The announcement she will join the Paris-based firm comes shortly after the news emerged she had left another French kids company, Cyber Group Studios. The deal reunites Congé with Go-N founders Eric Garnet and Anne de Galard, with the trio having all previously been at French prodco […]

Discovery Lat Am, TVO buy Cottonwood kids show

Discovery Kids Latin America and Canada’s TVO have acquired The Ollie and Moon Show from distributor Federation Entertainment. The deals mean the show, which comes from Federation sister firm Cottonwood Media, will be distributed in 25 new territories, including all of the Americas and most English-speaking markets. The animated preschool series follows a couple of […]

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